Peridot is named after the French word peritot which means gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. In Medieval ages, the crusaders would take the Peridot to decorate the interior of the churches. Known as the “study stone”, it possesses abilities to make mind more receptive and welcoming for learning new things. The Peridot crystal stone is a gem at inspiring the seekers of the universe. This crystal is known for managing anger of the wearer and makes them a calm and collective person and also helps them make logical and rational decision regarding the situation. Peridot was also considered to be a gem of spring, a symbol of the sun worn for luck and success. It is said that to unlock the full potential of peridot it should be used with gold then it becomes a complete tasliman and a good ward. It was used in ancient times to dispel magic, fear of the dark or night, madness, sadness and sharpened the mind. A great stone for those have trouble sleeping alone and fear the night also for those who want to achieve mental greatness.
Crystal: Peridot. Country of origin: Arkansas, can also be found in meteorites. Chemical composition: (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 6.5 - 7.